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Haunted Places

You’ve heard of haunted houses, haunted cemeteries, haunted islands...but do you know how a normal place can become a paranormal minefield? Every haunted place on earth has a frightening, real backstory. Every Thursday, we take you on an audio tour of a new haunted place, and its haunted history! Subscribe for free on Spotify to listen our Urban Legends bonus series every Tuesday.

Hahn Mansion

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  • 310 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 43:26

A Craftsman-style home in Spokane, Washington has attracted misery and misfortune ever since it was first built in 1916. Haunted by victims of the “Mad Doctor of South Hill,” the house has undergone extensive renovations over the years — but some horrors are built into its foundation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Resurrection Cemetery

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  • 300 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 40:18

This graveyard is home to one of Chicago's most famous ghosts, Resurrection Mary. Supposedly, she's been around since the 1930s, when she died en route to a dance hall. And since then, it seems she hasn't stopped dancing at all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Castello Di Montebello

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  • 240 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 43:07

This 11th-century fortress was built on a pre-Roman spiritual site, which might explain the strange sounds many hear through its walls. It was also once home to a young girl nicknamed Azzurrina. According to legend, she disappeared from the cellar and was never seen again. But some say she never left. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mary Ellen Pleasant Park

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  • 250 views
  • 6 months ago
  • 39:44

San Francisco’s smallest public park is said to be haunted by the woman it’s named after: Mary Ellen Pleasant. But she's more than just a ghost throwing nuts at passersby. She’s one of America’s first Black millionaires, and she’s getting her due after a shocking betrayal… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Xunantunich

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  • 280 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 44:20

In Belize, the ruins of Xunantunich were once a prosperous Mayan city. After the Mayan civilization mysteriously collapsed, the city became home to the legendary Stone Woman — a ghost who may just hold the key to understanding what happened to the great empire.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Alamo

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  • 200 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 36:38

Famous for the cry "Remember the Alamo!” many of the site's ghosts are the 800 lives lost in the infamous battle. Yet there's something else lurking in the Alamo's walls — something that made even the soldiers afraid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pennhurst Asylum

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  • 260 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 44:18

Once an institution for the mentally and physically disabled, Pennhurst Asylum has been shut down for over twenty years. But that doesn't mean that some of its most notorious residents aren't still there today… 

Chicago Water Tower

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  • 160 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 42:21

The Chicago Water Tower was one of the few structures in the city to survive the great fire of 1871. But the original building isn't the only reminder that remains of that harrowing evening…

Mackinac Island

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  • 210 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 43:05

While today's Mackinac Island might conjure up images of bicycles and ice cream shops, it was once the site of vicious battles between French, American, and British armies — so when you step off the ferry, be wary of the ghosts still wandering today… 

The Haunted Vicarage

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  • 170 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 40:42

The most haunted place in Sweden lies isolated in the countryside. It's an old priest's house, but there's more than just the spirit of God walking through its walls… 

Old City Jail

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  • 220 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 40:54

Built in 1802 and operational for nearly 140 years, the Old City Jail in Charleston, South Carolina saw the deaths of over fourteen thousand people — and some of them, like ten-year-old Alonzo Small, are thought to still inhabit the imposing stone fortress.

Donner Memorial State Park

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  • 8 months ago
  • 42:23

In the winter of 1846, a group of pioneers became trapped in a prison of ice, forced to perform unspeakable acts to survive. Now, the Donner Party is memorialized in Truckee, California. But the park’s pristine trails hold much more than nature’s abundance… 

The Iditarod Trail

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  • 170 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 37:49

Deep in the Alaskan wilderness is a harrowing dog-sled course. But it's not just the snow or terrain that makes this race dangerous — it’s the ghosts.

Hotel Monteleone

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  • 160 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 41:12

Nicknamed the Grande Dame of New Orleans, this opulent hotel is known for its Carousel Bar and its location one block away from Bourbon Street. But it's also known for its spirits, and this doesn't just mean beverages. Here, “favorite haunt" takes on a different meaning.

Blind Dating: Finding Love on a Podcast

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  • 160 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 20:37

You know you can find love in a bar… on an app… Why not a podcast? Every week on Blind Dating, one hopeful single is introduced to two potential matches in a virtual hangout — no cameras allowed. This week, listen in as Pauler, a 33-year-old dancer from Australia, meets a tutor who falls for mama’s boys and a one-time swinger who’s “lived and learned” in LA. Is personality enough to spark a lasting connection? Listen to find out… and don’t miss the twist at the end! Blind Dating is free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

The Hell-Fire Caves

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  • 170 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 40:46

This cave system in England was once the site of a secret club for London's elite. But if you visit today, you'll find more than just stories of old rituals and debaucherous evenings. You might catch a glimpse of a woman in a wedding dress, telling you to leave.

Mythology Crossover: La Llorona

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  • 170 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 46:53

Today we’re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Mythology on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  She’s the spirit of a woman, crying unceasingly for her lost children… whom she herself killed. But La Llorona isn’t simply a tragic figure who lost her mind with jealousy. She’s the ghost of Mexico’s bloody past.

Dictators: The Rise & Fall of a Roman Emperor

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  • 170 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 13:33

They’re natural-born leaders, hungry for absolute power. Every week on Dictators, delve into the minds and motives of history’s most infamous rulers — people who rose through the ranks toward radicalism, eliminating anyone who stood in their way. This week, track the rise and fall of Nero, an emperor who led Rome to destruction. Hear a clip from Part 1 here, then head to Dictators for the rest of the episode. Dictators is free to listen on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Riverdale Road

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  • 220 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 40:41

An 11-mile stretch of highway between two suburbs in Denver, Colorado is desolate and lonely during the day. But at night, it comes alive with ghosts and demons. 

Mikhailovsky Castle

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  • 180 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 40:49

Afraid his mother, Catherine the Great, would have him assassinated, Russian Emperor Paul I built a fortress to protect himself. But after a shocking betrayal, death entered the castle… and with it, spectral soldiers, swirling fog, and a blue-eyed man with a grimace.